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You are important and you matter… I can’t say it enough

You are important and you matter

I have been crying for three or four days. I have to say that I am probably the saddest that I have ever been in my entire life. Three days ago I found out that my son’s best friend in grade three and four committed suicide.

He was 15 and a great kid, he had a solid group of friends, he was good looking and a  talented young person who had the most loving amazing parents. They are successful middle-class people, everything in his life looked great from the outside.

I would never have thought that in a million years that he would have been at risk to commit suicide. He was quiet but he just seemed to have it all together. He was kind and funny, he had a big personality and he had the brightest future ahead of him. He was such a talented kid.

When another kid was bullying my son, C. told him to stop and kicked him in the shins. I am forever grateful that he stood up for my son. It showed such bravery and kindness, especially for a kid in grade five.

At elementary school, he was at all the birthday parties. He was on the playground every day, and he was always there. I just can’t believe he is gone. I keep waking up in the middle of the night and I  think it just can’t be true, he just can’t be gone.

Even though my son didn’t hang out with him anymore, they went to different schools, the relationship was good. We all thought that C. was a great kid.

The entire community is just gutted that he is no longer here, people have been crying for days. People are crying because

  1. He is gone forever
  2. That he ended his life
  3. For his beautiful family who is left behind
  4. That he felt sad enough that he felt he needed to end is life

People can’t believe that this amazing wonderful human being is gone. This amazing kid who was full of potential is gone.

If you are having feelings of sadness, or you are being bullied please talk to somebody. You are important and you matter. You matter to so many people, you may not be able to see it but it’s true.

You are important and you matter, I just can’t say it enough.

If you are having a tough time please tell your best friend. Please tell somebody so you can get the help you need.

C, we will never forget you. Fly high!



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